Charming Liars Make Noise
London and L.A.-based Charming Liars is made up of guitarist Karnig Manoukian, bassist Mike Kruger, and vocalist Kiliyan Maguire. Pictured in studio is Manoukian and Maguire brainstorming before recording. According to Manoukian, “We like getting into the studio around 9/10 a.m. so that we’re fresh and bright. None of this starting late in the day crap.” Charming Liars most recently debuted their new EP Sequence 1: Noise Maker.
Elke—the moniker of Nashville musician and model Kayla Graninger—has released her debut album No Pain For Us Here via Congrats Records, a Nashville artist collective founded by Zac Farro of Paramore. Pictured (l-r:) Kayla Graninger, Joey Howard, Taylor York (also of Paramore). Photo was taken at York’s old home studio in Nashville.
Lari Basilio Tracks at United
Brazilian guitar virtuoso and Ibanez signature designer Lari Basilio has tracked her new album at United Recording in Hollywood. Engineer Don Murray recorded the sessions, with guest artists including Leland Sklar on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums.
Peter Cornell with Candlebox
Singer-songwriter, producer and entrepreneur Peter Cornell took a break from his coffee business (Cornell Brothers Coffee) to produce Wolves by longtime Seattle friends Candlebox (guitarist Brian Quinn pictured) in the iconic Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. He brought in esteemed Chris Cornell touring cellist-producer Bryan Gibson to round out the multi-platinum rockers’ sound on an acoustic version of their new song “Riptide.”
Melodic/progressive death metal group Be’lakor is pictured at Pony Music in Melbourne, Australia. Their latest album, Coherence (released October 29 via Napalm Records), was produced by Be'lakor, led by guitarist-vocalist George Kosmas, and engineer Troy McCosker.
Warren Haynes’ Heavy Load Blues
Gov’t Mule—led by Grammy-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend Warren Haynes—eleased Heavy Load Blues Nov. 12 via Fantasy Records. Heavy Load Blues was recorded live in the studio at The Power Station New England, on analog tape and using vintage gear, with engineer and co-producer John Paterno alongside Haynes.
780.Masochist Aids Doctors Without Borders
Full-time Biomedical Engineering student at University of British Columbia and part-time emcee, 780.Masochist released a socially conscious single, “memories 11/11,” with proceeds aiding Doctors Without Borders, specifically to combat coronavirus outbreaks in India.